Launching Student Investigations
|Part One||Planning a Voyage into Cyberspace|
|Part Two||After the Planning - The Hunt|
|Part Three||More Great Hunting|
|Part Four||Creating Needles from Haystacks|
|Part Five||Regrouping Research to Make Sense|
|Part Six||From Information to Insight to Persuasion|
The arrival of new information technologies and a changing information landscape suggests the need for a very different approach to student research in schools. Mere "gathering" of facts and information does little to prepare students for their futures. In a time of Info-Glut, topical research - "go find out about China" - becomes an absurd, mind-numbing exercise in neo-plagiarism and factoid collection.
In 1995, I wrote a series of six articles for Technology Connection which described a different kind of research process, stage by state. These articles are offered here in an updated version.
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©1995, Jamie McKenzie
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